(Aunt Carlena Bergman) [Makes about 6 Dozen]
1 C. Butter or Margarine
1 C. finely chopped Walnuts
1/2 C. Sugar
1/3 C. Corn Syrup
1/2 tsp. Maple Extract
1 tsp. Vanilla
Candied Red Cherries(or Maraschino) cut in small slices
2-1/3 C. Flour
Non-Stick Spray Coating
Dough: Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually sift in flour to make soft dough.
Filling: Measure out 1/3 C. of dough and mix in separate small bowl with corn syrup, maple and nuts. Beat together till well mixed and set aside.
Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray foil with Non-Stick Spray. Place cookie dough in cookie press with star plate and squeeze out about 2-inch lengths of dough. Bring ends together to form a wreath and repeat till cookie sheet is filled (about 4 across and 6 down on a 15x10-inch sheet). Place about 1/2 tsp. of filling in center of each wreath. Using a wet finger, flatten filling to touch wreath. Place two slices of cherry at joining place for bow. Bake at 350° for 10-12 min. Do not let cookies brown. Leave on foil till cool; carefully remove and place in box or on plate (Freezes well).